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Benefits of Membership

Benefits of becoming a member include invitations to meetings and events, regulatory and advocacy updates, educational and networking opportunities. Past topics and speakers have included:

  • Bernard Swiecki from Center for Automotive Research
  • Christian Richter, The Policy Group – NASF updates and industry highlights
  • Automation Alley – Technology’s Matchmaker for Business
  • Negotiating Terms in your Customer’s P.O.
  • Defense Acquisition
  • Social Media – benefits for your company, and how to use it
  • Michigan’s Right to Work laws
  • Health Care Reform for Small Businesses
  • Joe Langley – Principal Analyst, North American Vehicle Production Forecasting and Analysis – IHS Automotive
  • Sponsorship and attendance at the College for Creative Studies, Bright Design Challenge
  • Lansing Summit 2013 – DEQ overview and initiatives; DEQ Air Quality – key issues and current regulations that could affect the metal finishing industry; Senator Randy Richardville – Senate Majority Leader; and an update on the new Spill Rules by Beth Gotthelf – and how they could affect your company.
  • Grand Rapids Technical Sessions, March, 2014 – Linda Wing, Enthone – “Challenges to Mitigating Calcium Chloride Corrosion;” Vencent Gomez Ayala, Pavco – “Corrosion Testing Methods for Functional and Decorative Coatings;”
    Bill Krenz, Atotech – “Chromium Trioxide & the EU – A SVHC or Substance of Very High Concern;” Shawn Philbrick, Columbia – “GHS/SDS & labeling: REACH as it related to Surface Finishing Chemicals and Plated Articles.”

Becoming a Member:

Please contact Erin Burns, Executive Director, for membership information:
Erin Burns
Michigan Chapter of NASF
Executive Director
P.O. Box 448
Okemos, MI 48805-0448